Archives for March 2012

Snail Rearing – How To Farm The Giant African Land Snail – A Video Guide

If you are thinking of getting into the snail farming business and not too sure. It might be adviceable that you start up with one or two snails to see how well you can cope in looking after the snails.

Here is a 10 minute clip recently uploaded by Aaron Jones (Household Farmer) to help people who might be thinking of growing their own snails.

The video shows you how you can raise snails even in your backyard.

Snail Farming Success – Cracking The Export Market – A Case Study

Living proof of the adage that the best ideas in life are simple is Elezane Industries, a small BEE company exporting live South African snails to France and Spain.

A HIGHLY-PRIZED grey snail, the Helix aspersa Muller, which apparently hitchhiked its way to the Cape on vines brought across by the Huguenots, is winging its way back to French dinner tables courtesy of small Hermanus-based company, Elezane Industries.

Snail Farming Success – New Zealand’s Only Commercial Snail Operation

It’s breeding season at the Silver Trail gourmet snail farms and the team has a population explosion on its hands.

In just over four years, Raewynne Achten’s amateur foray into farming snails, initially plucked straight from her garden at home, has grown into a thriving business – New Zealand’s only commercial snail operation as far as she knows.

Watch the video as Raewyn Achten talks about her family business Silver Trail Snails.